Matthew Gilsenan

Engineer and International Tenor

Matthew Gilsenan was born into a musical family from scenic Moynalty, County Meath, and continued his childhood musical interests while he read engineering at University College, Dublin. Having appeared as soloist in most of the standard oratorio and recital repertoire, he dedicated his first five years following graduation to Nabisco and the design of high-powered microwave ovens. Upon completion of the project, however, he decided to give up the day job and return to his true passion, singing. Matthew’s operatic roles before he became a Celtic Tenor included Arturo (Lucia di Lammermoor), Abdallo (Nabucco), Ferrando (Cosė fan tutte) and Charlie (Mahagonny) as well as appearances in works by Beethoven, Cimarosa, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Puccini and A. J. Potter.